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    New pool high ph

    I am a 1st time new pool owner of about 2 months. I am experiencing my ph rising continuously. Is this normal and will it settle down eventually for this plaster pebblesheen pool? All my readings seem good. I have a waterfall which I hardly run and a spa spill over that spills over into the pool which I run the pool filter pump 8 hrs a day on low 1725 rpm so it is more of a tricle over. I'm having to add a pint or two of acid about every 5 days to try to get ph down from 7.8-8 to 7.4-7.6.

    I just took my readings using a taylor k2006 test kit

    FC 1.6
    Cc o
    TA 90-100
    CH. 300
    Cya. 50-55
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    Re: New pool high ph

    A pint or two every 5 days is no big deal. A new plaster pool will tend to have pH rise for the first year. A spillway will also cause the rise. Just stay on it and the TA will slowly drop and the pH will stabilize.
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    Re: New pool high ph

    I agree with John. That isn't an amount for concern at all.
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    Re: New pool high ph

    Thanks for the responses. I was thinking that and hoping to hear the same responses you gave. I am hoping it will stabilize at some point but in the mean time I am having fun running the test myself and seeing the effects of adding chemicals to get the desired results I want and need. I will just stay on it a couple times a week. One thing I have learned and am a true believer of is that a good test kit is essential to doing this yourself. I have taken two samples on the same day to two different pool stores of the same chain and got completely different results. I don't trust the pool stores readings!
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    Re: New pool high ph

    What you have experienced with the pool store's different test results is not uncommon. Trust your testing and keep all your parameters within TFP recommended ranges and you'll be fine.
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    Re: New pool high ph

    Quote Originally Posted by Calleblanc77 View Post
    Thanks for the responses. I was thinking that and hoping to hear the same responses you gave. I am hoping it will stabilize at some point but in the mean time I am having fun running the test myself and seeing the effects of adding chemicals to get the desired results I want and need. I will just stay on it a couple times a week. One thing I have learned and am a true believer of is that a good test kit is essential to doing this yourself. I have taken two samples on the same day to two different pool stores of the same chain and got completely different results. I don't trust the pool stores readings!
    That's terrific! A lot of people here wind up feeling the same way and find it pretty rewarding testing and doing their own chemistry. I do for sure, and actually enjoy it. Unfortunately, you story with the store results is too common, but it sounds like you know all about that now. Glad you're aboard, and we hope you continue to stick around and enjoy the forum.
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    Re: New pool high ph

    I was adding 2 quarts of MA a week after my fill. Now about 2 cups.
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    Re: New pool high ph

    Is that FC a little low?

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    Re: New pool high ph

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Is that FC a little low?
    The manufacturer of the uv / ozone system recommends to keep it at .5-1ppm. I'll give it a try and see what happens. It has only been about 3 months but everything seems good so far and it has been staying under 2ppm. I am going to get away from the trichlor pucks and go liquid chlorine not to mess with my other readings.
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    Re: New pool high ph

    Sorry. Didn't notice the Ozone system in your signature (it's a long one). Outta my league here!

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